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MAKE THE CIRCLE BIGGER, SHOW DEM

March 29, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

This catchy tune was my personal theme song this year at the Garmin Wartrail. Everytime I bumped into athletes, seconds, marshals, medics, locals etc. this tune would pop up and I found myself singing it out loud to the amusement of those in earshot.

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Obstacle etiquette

March 28, 2010 AdventureLisa 1

In the final 50 meters of a sprint race, is it ok to overtake a team on a novelty obstacle course? This is a question that came out at a recent sprint race when two equally strong and competitive teams reached the inflatable obstacle course, the one slightly ahead of the other.

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Single-speed cycling from Jo’burg to CT

March 26, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

Once an adventurer has completed a two-and-a-half month long expedition, walking from Cape Town to Beit Bridge, what does he do? Soak in a spa, devour copious volumes of food and watch lots of television? No, none of the above. Instead, he climbs on to a bicycle to ride home.

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Abel, the bard, on Wartrail

March 25, 2010 AdventureLisa 1

Events would not be the same without the participation of Abel van der Merwe (the ‘Bloed’ part of Team Bloed en OMO) and his post-race reports. Here he recites the tale of his Witteberg adventure…

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Wartrail’s missing #6 finds adventure

March 25, 2010 AdventureLisa 1

Jacques ‘Garmin’ Booysen got more adventure than most during the mountain run stage of the 2010 Garmin Wartrail when he walked along the wrong ridgeline. 14 hours after the start, ‘Garmin’ walked off the mountain and into a festive party at a remote farmhouse.